December 9, 2016 3:36 am at 3:36 am #618800
They say they only need everyone reading it to donate the price of a cup of coffee, but I don’t buy myself coffee.December 9, 2016 3:49 am at 3:49 am #1198091
Baruch Hashem. It’s a waste of yiddishe gelt to give them even a penny.December 9, 2016 4:01 am at 4:01 am #1198092LightbriteParticipant
Well hopefully 10yr olds also aren’t grabbing sleeping tatti’s cc to pay for the price of coffee… if they even know how much that costsDecember 11, 2016 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1198093
If Wikipedia was available by subscription only, I would probably subscribe.December 12, 2016 12:16 am at 12:16 am #1198094
I would stick to Encyclopedia Britannica if wiki cost money.December 12, 2016 8:45 am at 8:45 am #1198095LightbriteParticipant
Is access to Encyclopedia Brittanica also by subscription?December 13, 2016 1:08 am at 1:08 am #1198096Yserbius123Participant
Can Encyclopedia Brittanica elaborate on the different algorithms for Bayesian networks and have links to various implementations?December 13, 2016 2:19 am at 2:19 am #1198097
Google can.December 13, 2016 3:04 am at 3:04 am #1198098Yserbius123Participant
Google can not. The best that they can do is point me in the right direction. Besides, Google’s first result is more often than not, Wikipedia. In this particular instance it happened to be the best resource (surprisingly more informative than Wolfram which is usually the front runner on all things math).
Point is, there are a huge host of topics which Wikipedia is by far the best resource for. And it can be enormously entertaining, either by reading up on interesting facts or by getting involved in edit wars like when I fought with those Meshichists that control all Lubavitch related articles.
There are far worse ways to spend your time and money.November 27, 2017 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1413058
What is the average cost to brew a cup of coffee at home?November 28, 2017 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1414312MParticipant
I try to donate a small amount ($5 or $10) each year. They provide an invaluable resource for those wanting to understand the world. In many areas such as the exact sciences their articles tend to be excellent. Their system, in which anyone can contribute, but in which content can also be checked for quality, is really amazing.November 28, 2017 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #1414767
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